3:30 LRN Newscast July 22

The veto session’s failure to override legislation to ban transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports is a victory for the transgender community. President of Louisiana Trans Advocates Dylan Waguespack says the transgender sports bill, which is being pushed in other conservative states, was just two votes shy of becoming law in Louisiana.

Cut 5 (08) “…so hard.”

Governor Edwards was open about the full-court press his administration put on to preserve his veto of the transgender athlete ban bill. Some Republicans and conservative activists however have complained but Edwards indicated the complaints about his lobbying efforts are hypocritical.

Cut 14 (10) “…today” 

The veto session failed to override any of the governor’s 28 vetoes of GOP authored legislation.

The Joint Budget Committee has approved a new naming rights deal for the Superdome. The iconic stadium is now the Caesars Superdome. During the meeting, lawmakers received a rendering of what signage will look like with Caesar’s name on the Dome. Monroe Senator Katrina Jackson is not a fan

Cut 7 (08) “…cartoony”

Contract terms are not finalized, and the Saints says they will use money from the deal to go towards stadium renovations on the state-owned building.

The Rolling Stones will make a special visit to Jazz Fest on Wednesday, October 13th. Festival producer Quint Davis says this long-awaited trip to Jazz Fest is two years in the making after the rock and roll legends first had to cancel their planned appearance in 2019…

Cut 9 (13) “…pandemic.”

Tickets go on sale July 30th.